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Down the Colorado : John Wesley Powell, the one-armed explorer

Autor: Deborah Kogan Ray
Editora: New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : Público juvenil : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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Although John Wesley Powell's minister father always wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, young Wes had different plans for his future. Enraptured by the wonders of the natural world, he was determined to take the path of science. Even after losing his right arm below the elbow in battle during the Civil War, Wes would not be deterred from his dream of leading the first scientific expedition down the Colorado  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Pessoa Denominada: John Wesley Powell; John Wesley Powell
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Público juvenil
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Deborah Kogan Ray
ISBN: 0374318387 9780374318383
Número OCLC: 65521603
Prêmios: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008
Descrição: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., map ; 29 cm.
Responsabilidade: Deborah Kogan Ray.
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Although John Wesley Powell's minister father always wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, young Wes had different plans for his future. Enraptured by the wonders of the natural world, he was determined to take the path of science. Even after losing his right arm below the elbow in battle during the Civil War, Wes would not be deterred from his dream of leading the first scientific expedition down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. Braving treacherous rapids and perilous waterfalls, Major Powell would surpass all expectations and return home a national hero.

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